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Microsoft Big IoT announcement

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    TexasToast

    Anybody have a guess as to what this event is about?

    Microsoft IOT event

    Could they be releasing HoloLens and SDK?

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    kettch

    I don't see anything about IoT on that page. This is the Lumia and SP4 event.

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    wkempf

    While we technically don't know what's going to be announced, Kettch is correct, the expectations/rumors are about Lumia and SP4.

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/5943/microsoft-announces-october-6th-event-to-talk-upcoming-windows-10-devices

     

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    kettch

    View source on that announcement page:

    <meta name="keywords" content="Windows 10 devices, Windows devices, Microsoft Band, Microsoft Surface, Lumia, Live stream, Windows announcement, Windows Phone" />
    

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    TexasToast

    Well I guess the word devices has a lot of different meanings.  I would like a new Band.  They are only good for a year with wear and tear so it will probably be a yearly upgrade. 

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    PerfectPhase

    @TexasToast: I really looking forward to a new Band, love my current one, but as you say it's lifetime is limited.

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    MasterPi

    Wasn't HoloLens news supposed to come out in November or late-October?

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    Dr Herbie

    @kettch: Well sod it; I only bought a band about a month ago and now v2 is about to be announced ... :@

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    spivonious

    My Band is showing signs of age (it's about 6 months old, but gets worn all the time except when charging). It also got washed and dried with the pants that it was in. The rubber coating on the wristband is starting to flake off.

    I hope v2 introduces something more fit and with a faster GPS sync. Sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes to lock on to the satellite.

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    Ian2

    @Dr Herbie:Ditto!  Maybe this one will come out in the UK at the same time as the US?

    Oh, and Happy Birthday old chap

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    MasterPi

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    @kettch: Well sod it; I only bought a band about a month ago and now v2 is about to be announced ... :@

    The perils of hardware purchases. :P I might skip this version and just wait until v3 since 3rd gen seems to be the sweet spot.

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    bondsbw

    Band... thinner + more rounded = winner!  (Plus throw some UWP love on there while we're at it...)

    Honestly though, I never wear a watch because I can't stand wearing something bulky and unbalanced on my wrist.  I don't want to know it's there unless I look down at it.

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    TexasToast

    @bondsbw:Yeah I never thought i would wear one either but it changed my mind and I like having it on all the time.  Problem is it gets banged up, dirty etc when working on the car or outside etc.  Also, for the ladies out there it looks like a prison bracelet.   This one needs some more styling and color options if the ladies are a target for version 2.  This product has a lot of possibilities for improvement so i think it has more of a future in upgrades.  Phones are starting to level out. 

    Would be nice for a trade in discount for loyal Version 1 buyers.

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    Bass

    Releasing HoloLens would be cool.

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    spivonious

    @Bass: Buy Band 2 and get a HoloLens for free! ;)

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    JohnAskew

    Surface Pro 4  me thinks...

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    Ian2

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    Lumia 950

    • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
    • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display
    • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa-core processor
    • Iris scanner (near infrared) for Windows Hello
    • 3GB of RAM
    • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
    • 20MP PureView camera with double LED flash
    • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
    • 3000 mAh removable battery
    • Qi wireless charging
    • USB Type-C

    Lumia 950 XL

    • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
    • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display
    • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
    • Iris scanner (near-infrared) for Windows Hello
    • 3GB of RAM
    • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
    • 20MP PureView camera with triple LED flash
    • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
    • 3300 mAh removable battery
    • Qi wireless charging
    • USB Type-C

    http://winphans.com/2015/09/leaked-slides-about-lumia-950-and-lumia-950-xl-confirms-specs-continuum-dock/

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    cheong

    Nice spec. for 950XL. Although I'd expected the equiped RAM will go to 4GB because of 64-bit processors (although iPhone 6s just got 2GB)...

    Now lets wait and see whether the price is attractive enough.

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